> On 22 Sep 2016, at 10:09, sm+afri...@elandsys.com wrote: > > Hi Alan, > > There was an accountability assessment in 2015/2016. One of the issues > identified was about the following in the Bylaws: > > "11.4 Notwithstanding, the provisions of Article 11.2 the Board may adopt > such policies regarding the management of internet number resources > where it considers that the same is necessary and urgent, having > regard to the proper and responsible usage of these resources. > > 11.5 Any policy adopted by the Board under the provisions of Article 11.4 > shall be submitted to the community for endorsement at the next > public policy meeting." > > And the following was suggested as an improvement: > > "Consider giving the community the right to reject such policy changes > introduced by the Board." > > The proposed implementation is to submit any policy adopted by the Board > under Article 11.4 to the next Policy Development Working Group for > endorsement. > > In my opinion, the existing Policy Development Process already takes into > account issues which Articles 11.4 and 11.5 attempt to cover. Given those > provisions in the Bylaws, Afrinic Ltd cannot claim that it has to follow the > existing Policy Development Process to adopt a policy. Furthermore, why have > the Board adopt a policy when it can be rejected at the next public policy > meeting?
Yes, it makes no sense. To avoid this situation, we should remove and rely on the PDP. I pointed this out in June - https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/community-discuss/2016-June/000343.html > >> >> On 28 June 2016 at 13:20, Omo Oaiya <omo.oa...@wacren.net >> <mailto:omo.oa...@wacren.net>> wrote: >> >> >>>12- Policies introduced by the Board: In terms of the Bylaws section >> >>>11.4, the Board may adopt policy changes that did not go through the >> >>>normal PDP. Consider giving the community the right to reject such policy >> >>>changes introduced by the Board. >> >> Section 11.5 seems to give this right to the community but endorsement may >> be open to misinterpretation so we shall just remove this. In case of >> emergency, section 8 of PDP on varying the policy process applies. >> >> 11.5: Any policy adopted by the Board under the provisions of Article 11.4 >> shall be submitted to the community for endorsement at the next public >> policy meeting. It is the same case with the soft landing policy where the board is given the discretion over address space. This is a matter for the community and addressed in the Soft Landing-BIS proposal in 3.9.3 http://www.afrinic.net/en/community/policy-development/policy-proposals/1609-soft-landing-bis <http://www.afrinic.net/en/community/policy-development/policy-proposals/1609-soft-landing-bis> -Omo
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